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Archive for Thursday, May 7, 1998

LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT

May 7, 1998

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Burglaries and thefts reported

  • A three-piece entertainment center was reported stolen from a residence in the 200 block of North Michigan between 12:45 a.m. and 3:30 a.m. April 19. Loss was $1,500.
  • A gold pendant with a diamond and other jewelry valued at a total of $2,430 were reported stolen from a residence in the 400 block of Maine between 7:40 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. Friday.

Police reports

  • Police are investigating a message that was left on the Haskell Indian Nations University security answering machine at 3:40 a.m. Friday. According to police, the message contains profanity and racist statements. Police plan to contact a suspect, who they believe called after being followed by a security officer who noticed a car driving erratically on campus. Police have a tape containing the message as evidence.
  • A driver for Gumby's Pizza, 1445 W. 23rd, reported five 14-inch pizzas and a carrying case were stolen from his car while delivering a pizza Saturday at the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, 1537 Tenn. When the 21-year-old driver returned to the car, he saw four men in a nearby Jeep attempt to hide the red carrying case. He confronted the men, who left the Jeep and surrounded him. Fearing for his safety, the driver left and called police. Two of the suspects, who don't live at the fraternity, were later contacted after police tracked down the license plate number. The men had half-empty pizza boxes, but said they received the pizza from someone else who had stolen it. Officer Tom Moore said an investigation is continuing, and possession of stolen property charges may be filed against the two men. Total loss was $90.
  • A stolen 1998 Toyota 4-Runner valued at $35,000 was found Monday at Beauty Brands, 3514 Clinton Pkwy. The 19-year-old owner of the utility vehicle hadn't reported the theft because he thought one of his fraternity brothers had borrowed it from the lot at the Alpha Tau Omega house, 1537 Tenn. The vehicle was stolen between 10 p.m. Friday and 3:30 a.m. Saturday. The vehicle had a flat tire and some minor damage when it was found.
  • Two men were treated at Lawrence Memorial Hospital after a fight in which one man cut his finger and the other cut his hand. The fight took place at 2:50 a.m. Monday in the 1700 block of Tennessee. Although both men declined to press charges when police arrived, Officer Tom Moore said they changed their minds after receiving the hospital bill. No one has been charged because both men claim the other one started the fight.

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